One person has finally read the EULA that ships with the Surface RT. Hilarity ensues…
WINDOWS RT End User License Agreement (1/8/14)
I returned the Chromebook because I didn’t feel it was capable of basic word processing. (And because the charger was, at the time, a safety hazard.) I thought, maybe I’m being unfair in thinking Microsoft is so irredeemably lame that it should be categorically avoided. Or maybe I’m lame because a functional word-processing suite is a major selling point for me. Besides this is a very clever advertisement.
So two things turn out to be the case:
- If I’d actually bought the Surface I was shopping for, a EULA would prohibit me from using it for anything work related.
- If you use a Microsoft Surface for the purposes for which it is advertised, you will be violating this EULA.
I guess I won’t be buying a Surface.
The way that Safari keeps crashing in iOS 7 is so fucking magical.— not Jony Fucking Ive (@JonyIveParody) December 15, 2013
I Got Bugs
I have an iPhone4 (not S) and iOS7 has been a trainwreck and kept getting worse. Safari crashed all the time. The interface stuttered to the point that I can’t make phone calls. I spent some stupid amount on the original iPhone before it was subsidized and have used an iPhone ever since - but iOS7 has been so bad, that I moved to a Moto X over the holiday. Android has it’s problems, but I’m generally much happier after the switch.
Since the moment it was unveiled at WWDC in June of last year, I’ve been a big fan of iOS 7. While I certainly understand the people who hate change, I am not one of those people. In technology, I welcome change — especially big, bold changes. At the very least, it shows that a company isn’t afraid to experiment. More importantly, it shows that a company isn’t content to rest on its laurels.
So I embraced the gaudy neon and I entered our newly flat world excited. And I remain convinced that in just about every way, iOS 7 is a huge upgrade over the previous iterations. Except one. And it’s a big one.
The software is so inexplicably and inexcusably buggy.